The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has announced that Malaysia will officially host the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Biomechanics (APCB) 2023.
Organised by the Asia-Pacific Association for Biomechanics (APAB), brought in by The Malaysian Society of Biomechanics (MSB) and supported by various authorities, including MyCEB, APCB will be the biggest biomechanics conference to be held in Malaysia.
Datuk Zulkefli Hj. Sharif, Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB revealed that Malaysia had won the bid against competition from Taipei.
“The bidding process required countries to present their pitch to the executive council of the Asia-Pacific Association of Biomechanics (APAB). Malaysia was successful as we put forward a very compelling case and a winning ingredient with the strong support by various authorities including MyCEB, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) and the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE). APAB was also impressed with the line of education and medical institutions that were part of the panel of partners such as University of Malaya, University of Malaya Medical Centre, University of Malaysia Terengganu, National Sports Institutions and more,” said Datuk Zulkefli.
As the second ASEAN country to host APCB, Malaysia is expecting to welcome approximately 800 delegates for the event, with an estimated RM8.37m (US$2.01m) in economic impact.
Representing the local organiser, Professor Ir. Dr. Noor Azuan Abu Osman, Chairman of MSB said: “It will not be easy to organise such a big APCB event, but I will give my own personal assurance that we will make Malaysia proud and will strive to do a great job in organising this event”.